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James: My Generation
Great essay Cooper. Agree with much of it...but was thinking... Maybe one could argue it is happening. The Left is…
mike sheck: Biden Going “Full Steam Ahead” on Trump’s Nuclear Plans
The state of Delaware has more corporations than legal residents. Biden ran that show for what, forty years? You won’t…
mike sheck: To End Poverty in the United States, End Militarism
Good to hear/read. Defense spending cuts have been MIA for decades. I am retired military and my son is active…
James: The Left Turn – Are We Entering a New Political Era?
America, America, America... The world watches on... You rule the roost, or many think you do, and perhaps they are…
Matt Grind: The Left Turn – Are We Entering a New Political Era?
I think Biden recognizes that the only way to get re-elected is to buy off the population, i.e. give them…
mike sheck: Seattle rally calls to cancel rents
Another “proud refugee” who left a dung hole country and now wishes to tell us what’s wrong with ours. Uh…
James: Saving Democracy in America
Just more examples of the Left’s failure over more than 220 years. DiEM25 fighting for democracy in Europe. Democracy in…
Michael: Saving Democracy in America
Democracy in the US has always been tenuous and largely limited to the elites with some exceptions. We, of course,…
Michael: Free Market Illusions: What is the US’ Endgame in China?
I am not a China scholar or expert, nonetheless, the rapid growth of China and its activities throughout the world…
Michael: ‘Rule-Based-International-Order’
So, what else is NOT new? Global dominance is still the name of the game.
James: Making “Build Back Better” Better: Aligning Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Hey, and a call out to Dave, aka Troutsky, , trout fisherman and Frank Zappa fan from Montana. Hope you…
James: Making “Build Back Better” Better: Aligning Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Climate Crisis and Global Green New Deal, by Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky is a must read by all on…
Michael: Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths
I always find Michael Klare's article valuable. Interestingly, from the perspective of the US, God has blessed the US, it…
Joel Isaacs: Strike threats: a crucial tool in building working class power
Excellent article. Thank you. May your next position be less precarious!
Michael: ​The West is complicit in Colombia’s police killings
Of course this is a story repeated in many countries in the world where the US is involved in many…
Kenneth: AOC Says Biden’s Refusal to Condemn Israel ‘Takes Side of Occupation’
The "right to defend" is less at issue here than is the right to attack. Israel's missile shield is a…
maryellen: Bakunin’s Predictions
truth
Joseph Essertier: Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020
Thank you for sharing these insights. I knew that there were many billionaires in China, but did not know that…
Wiley Krapf: In Kerala, the Present Is Dominated by the Future
I wonder how the new "food laws" will effect Kerala's programs.
Brent Irving: Cancel Culture Conundrums
Sounds like Ben Burgis' book "Cancelling Comedians while the world burns; a critique of the contemporary left" is very timely.
Bill Petrou: Why the Future Belongs to the Left
The great Aristotle said the city should not allow its citizens to become powerful because they will in fact run…
owlishdog: Why the Future Belongs to the Left
I hate to say it and don't want to be pessimistic but people were saying this 150 years ago.
mike sheck: Government Policy Segregated Us; the Same Can Desegregate Us
I’m surprised by no mention of The Great Society. Great article. For it to get legs and teeth, will require…
diana crowder: “Remained” in Mexico
I appreciated Kathleen Foster’s article because pressure needs to be maintained on the Biden’s Administration to address migration in a…
Brad Wilson: EWG’s Ken Cook Debates Former Ag Chair Larry Combest, Loses
EWG offers this update. https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/update-cook-v-combest
Michael: Is Saving the Planet Under Capitalism Really Possible?
Capitalism is, of course, more than an economic or financial system, it is a perspective, a motivation, and culture, and…
maryellen: Amazon Workers Defeat: The Trusts Are Back
Both parties serve the interests of big finance, big healthcare, big energy, etc. But what about big weapons manufacturers? Why…
Thierry Blanc: Right-Wing Attacks on Germany’s Press
«During these so-called “hygiene rallies” a mixture of right-wing extremists, Neo-Nazis, tin-foil-hat wearing conspiracy fantasy believers, etc. again and again…
mike sheck: A Green New Deal Is More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil Fuels
Bippity boppity boo....will this be a duplicate comment too?
mike sheck: Calling Chauvin a “Bad Apple” Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence
You should remove Brown from your list. He was not “just walking down the street”. He committed a strong arm…
Michael: 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina
Currently reading this book, it only arrived to me two days ago. I have spent many years seeking to know…
Michael: Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?
I am familiar with Aviva Chomsky's work and her books are on my personal library shelf. What she says is…
John Andrews: The Bryn Mawr Summer School Prepared Workers for the Class Struggle
Bryn Mawr - Welsh for 'Big Hill'
Max: IJV Welcomes New Antisemitism Definition Signed by 200 Global Experts
Zionism is a political ideology based on the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Judaism is about love and service.…
Michael: Maria Páez de Victor: Eight Years Without President Chávez
Venezuela is an amazing country. Chavez was equally amazing. In the US it is extremely difficult to know what is…
Michael: Sanders Pushing to Expand Medicare by Lowering Eligibility Age
At least lowering Medicare to 55 is the right thing to do, simple as that.
T. (no first name) WIGNESAN: Ascent into love, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem: Subida al amor
Dear Sir/Madam, Why is this poem (as well as many others) repeated several times? Incidentally, I wrote to you (Mr.…
Sean: Tuberculosis, Income Inequality And The Great Depression
I just re-read my comment and think I may have been more aggressive than intended. So I just want to…
Sean: Tuberculosis, Income Inequality And The Great Depression
I was excited to see an article on TB, a great interest of mine and a very neglected problem, on…
James: Why Artists Ought to Endorse Parecon
And I am a musician who plays music that, well, in the words of Derek Bailey, the iconic, revolutionary, late…
James: A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-syndicalist Alternative
This is a great essay. And what it does do, that so many in favour of eco-socialism or syndicalism do…
Michael: Fauci champions Israeli medical apartheid
Fauci could have simply said, "Yes." No politics, no big statement, just "yes."
Michael: Cuomo and Newsom Symbolize the Rot of Corporate Democrats — and the Dire Need for Progressive Populism
Much of the strength and ruinous power of the Republican Party lies in the presence and power of corporate Democrats.…
Colin Stuart: Ecuador’s pro-mining politics dealt a blow by Indigenous, green movement
Such contrasting perspectives from Ben Norton and Miriam Lang: https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/06/yaku-perez-pachakutik-ecuador-us-coup/
Dennis: The Clash Between the UK and EU Over Northern Ireland
A point on bias. Instead of describing "the culpable purpose of this being to stop vaccines capable of saving the…
Michael: Maduro’s Brown New Deal for Venezuela
Normally, I would think this a bad idea and a real backward step. But there is nothing normal about US…
Mark Evans: Why Artists Ought to Endorse Parecon
It is great to see someone writing seriously on this topic - thanks Jerry!
Mark Evans: Skillful Goal-Oriented Activism: a middle way between reactive activism and debilitating myths?
Thanks Elizabeth! Your question is off topic but it does relate to the article in one way. The way I…
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